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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 11, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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JUDGE UHLIR AND MANCE REESE DON'T AGREE
ON THE TIPHNG PROPOSITION
Are judges pf the Municipal Court . swered Mance after a careful
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Judge Uhlir of theCourt of pomes
tic Relations says they"are not
Mance -"Reese, colored porter, in a
South Side barber shop, says every
one Is opposed to tipping, judges in
This momentous question might
never have been opened to a gasping
public If Mance had been good to his
Mance lives at 354 E. 29th street.
His wife lives, at 3815 Wentwortb ave
nue. The reason is obvious. Mance
has only slipped her $16 since July.
So she left him. Also she .had him
pinched, And he appeared before
Judge Uhjir for trial.
Mattie recounted her wrongs, and
the judge looked properly impressed
with the eaormity of Mance's offense.
"What do you work at?" was the
first question he shot out
"I'm a potah, yo' honoh," answered
the husband. "I'm workin' ina bar
ber shop, and gets only $9 a week.
How'm I gonna give this 'ooman
"But you get tips," replied the
judge. "You must make a lot of
money that way."
Mance looked at Judge Uhlir sor
rowfully. "Yo honoh, you ain't never worked
in a barber shop. White people git,a
hair cut an' a shave, but they forgits
all about the potah. Them wuthless
hair cuttahs gits all the tips.
"When you goes into a barber
shop, yo' honah, I bets yon don't pay
no 'tention to the potah.' You don't
giv him nothin'. Nobody does."
Being called a tightwad didn't
peeve the judge any. He laughed at
"Why, I always tip the porter," he
said. You go over to my barber shop
and they'll tell you that Waa I ever
in your place ?-y
"No, yo' honah, reckon not," an-.
. "Well, you don't know whether I
tip or not. You're working in the
.wrong place. I'll have to get you a
job. over jn the shop where I get
shaved. Hqw much do you want to
give your wife each week?"
"Don't want to give her nothin
jedge. I, ain't got the money," .
"You'll have to give her $4 a
week," was the court's order.
"What day do you want to pay
Mance made it very plain that he
didn't want to pay any day.
"I'll make Tuesday the day you
must pay," said the judge. "AnJ if
you don't tip your wife $4 each Tues
day I'll have you In here again."
"Reckon I'll be sayin' 'Good mawn
in', jedge,' 'bout next Tuesday," de
clared Mane, with resignation.
"If you do," warned Judge Uhlir,
"I'll give you an evidence of my lib
erality. You've been kicking because
I never gave you anything. If you
come in here next Tuesday I'll give
you six months in the Bridewell.
That's how generous I am."
You have to hand it to the judge.
He believes in liberality. And he says
the others do, too.
Mance doesn't believe it now, but
Tuesday is liable to change his mind.
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COLUMBUS DAY CELEBRATION
The Columbus Day Memorial Com
mittee selected by the Associated
Italian Societies and fraternal organ
izations of the state of Illinois, of
which there are over 160 in Chicago
alone, after months of tireless effort,
has completed its arrangements and
plans for a fitting and elaborate ob
servance of Columbus Day, Sunday, .
October 12, 1913.
More than 800 Cleveland stores
now take precautions which almost
.totally exclude flies.
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